- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

ELY, Nev. (AP) - The owners of The Ely Times have announced the hiring of a new publisher.

Battle Born Media Chief Operating Officer Kirk Kern says Gary Cook comes to the paper in the White Pine County seat with strong Nevada roots.

Cook relocated from Algood, Tenn., where he ran his own business consulting firm. His first day at the newspaper was Jan. 20.

He replaced Dave Costello, who took a position with Ely-based Robinson Nevada Mining Co.

Kern says Cook previously worked in the distribution departments of several California newspapers, was marketing manager for Nevada Magazine for five years and was general manager of Lake Tahoe-based Adventure Media.

Battle Born Media owns and operates The Ely Times, Eureka Sentinel, Lincoln County Record and the Mineral County Independent-News.

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